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Ileana - February 22

Anybody take progesterone pills (like Prometrium)? Did it help you cycle each month or is it a one time deal? I'm on day 7 and don't really know what to expect after my induced period...

Besides ovulation (though I hope to get there!) is there any way to help your body produce progesterone?

Also, has anyone had an HSG? I am scheduled for one and pretty scared.


Autumn - February 22

I am not a chemical/hormone guru so I will leave that to the ones that are.

But I have had an HSG. They take a catheter and insert it in your cervix up to your uterus and shoot dye into your tubes and watch it via a monitor to see if you tubes are open and unblocked.

It was a bit 'uncomfortable' for me. I have heard horror stories from people...but it just felt like cramps to me. Bring a pad with you as sometimes the dye will leak out afterward.

Hope it goes well for you and just try to relax focus on the screen not what they are doing down there.


Lexie - February 22

I was put on Prometrium as a way to "reset" my body. My doctor said that Prometrium has a way of somehow resetting a part of the brain responsible for releasing hormones that influence the ovaries and female reproductive system. Even if it take a few cycles, it can work. I had a few annovulatory cycles after my ectopic pregnancy and methotrexate treatment. My guess is, the abnormal pregnancy and chemo like medication to treat it, messed up my body pretty good. I wished to get pregnant, so I was prescribed Prometrium to straighten my cycles. It did work the second month, and I also took Clomid, and got pregnant that cycle.

It's worth a shot. Prometrium is progesterone that is used to induce a luteal phase of the cycle, and then cause menses when you stop taking it. I understand your fears in that it is more hormones. I don't think there is much you can do to help your body produce more progesterone. Progesterone is produced after ovulation from the rupture follicle.


Nalani - February 22

I stopped using the Yazmin pill about 12 weeks ago and haven't had a real period in about 6 months. After going off the pill, I experienced anxiety, sadness, lack of concentration, nausea, agoraphobia, etc. etc. My doctor put me on Prometrium to try to ease the effects of coming off the pill. After running test he told me i had "estrogen dominance" (meaning ratio of estrogen to progesterone was off-too much estrogen to too little progesterone). He put me on 200mg Prometrium at first and eventually increased to 400mg Prometrium daily to fix the estrogen dominance, which he believed was a big part of my anxiety coming off the yazmin pill. He is now cycling the Prometrium and beginning to ease into tapering off of it.

The increased dose made me cry more and increased my anxiety. I decreased down to 300mg and am doing a little better. I hope that this will help get my hormones back in check so I can get rid of the anxiety (that I never had before) and have my period.


Clarise - February 22

I've now been off progesterone for about 3 weeks and I feel much better after coming off of it. It was making me really emotional and I couldn't control my crying at all. Since going off of it, I am still having my days of emotion and anxiety, but it's not every day.


kyla merz - February 24

progesterone can help stimulates the additional building up of the lining of the uterus. you need to submit yourself as you are scheduled, don't be scared.


natalie - April 13

Progesterone helps to prevent this thickening, thereby decreasing the risk of developing uterine cancer. Progesterone is also used to bring on menstruation (period) in women of childbearing age who have had normal periods and then stopped menstruating. It works as part of hormone replacement therapy by decreasing the amount of estrogen in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing. Progesterone should not be confused with progestins, which are synthetically produced progestogens.


tonette - April 14

Good luck to all of you and I do hope everything will be a success on your journey through infertility. God bless!



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